John Cena announces his retirement run at WWE Money in the Bank

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John Cena made a surprise appearance at WWE Money in the Bank to announce his retirement run.

After being introduced by show host Trish Stratus, Cena made his way to the ring wearing a ‘The Last Time is Now’ shirt.

He noted that WrestleMania 2025 in Las Vegas would be his last. He stated that he would offer more detail during the post-show press conference.

Cena said:

Why now? Because it’s Money in the Bank, the ultimate symbol of opportunity. And this farewell does not end tonight. It is filled with opportunity. Everybody, Raw makes history next year when it moves to Netflix. I’ve never been a part of Raw on Netflix, that is history, that is a first and I will be there.

And along with that history-making first, we are gonna build so many unforgettable lasts. The 2025 Royal Rumble will be my last. The 2025 Elimination Chamber will be my last, and I’m here tonight to announce that in Las Vegas, WrestleMania 2025 will be the last WrestleMania I compete in.

I know, I know, I know that’s a lot to take in, right? Probably a lot of questions out there, which is why I’m telling you right now, I am going to kick off the press conference right after the show. And I will be fielding any and all questions having to do with my retirement. You are not gonna wanna miss it. But in the vein of ultimate opportunity, I wanna take advantage of one right here, right now with everybody. I wanna say thank you.

Join John Pollock and Wai Ting for their live Money in the Bank review at 11 am ET Sunday on the POST Wrestling YouTube channel.

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